Eritrea Overflight Permit Regulation and Procedures

If you're an operator of a business jet or a commercial airline with plans to fly over Eritrea airspace, obtaining a Eritrea Overflight Permit from the Eritrea Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is mandatory. As a flight dispatcher, it's important to have a good understanding of the requirements for obtaining this permit, including the fact that the issuing of an overflight permit confirms that there is no political or security objection to your airline, aircraft, or country of origin/destination and that there are no outstanding navigation fees due to the ATC authority.

  1. What are CAA's working hours, including whether they are open on weekends?
  2. Which aircraft documents must be submitted with the overflight request?
  3. Are there any fees charged by the CAA for processing the permit?
  4. What is the official validity period of the overflight permit, as determined by the CAA?
  5. How can the Eritrea air navigation bill be obtained, either through IATA or a local agent?
If you are planning to fly over Eritrea's airspace, you will need to obtain an overflight permit from the Eritrean Civil Aviation Authority. This permit is required for all foreign aircraft entering Eritrean airspace, even if the flight is not landing in the country, To obtain an overflight permit, you will need to submit a request through an authorized aviation service provider or through the Eritrean Civil Aviation Authority. The application process typically requires information such as the aircraft type, operator information, flight plan, and purpose of the flight, It's important to note that Eritrea's airspace is subject to restrictions due to regional security concerns, and the country has been known to deny overflight permits in the past. Therefore, it's advisable to check with the relevant authorities and obtain the necessary permits well in advance of your planned flight.

Eritrea Civil Aviation Authority Working Hours :

  • Eritrea Civil Aviation Authority working hours ( 0400Z ) till ( 1500Z ).
  • Weekend In Eritrea ( Saturday and Sunday )

What Details Do I Need To Provide For Obtaining A Eritrea Overflight Permit :

  • Complete Flight Schedule
  • Entry Point and Exit Point
  • Lead Passenger Details ( Only for Passenger Flight )
  • Consignee and Consigner Details (Only for Cargo Flights)

Is There Any Offical Eritrea Overflight Permit Processing Fees :

  • According To Eritrea Civil Aviation
Officially there is "NO CAA Processing Fees" applied for issuance of Eritrea Overflight Permits.

Maximum Validity Duration for Eritrea Overflight Permit :

  • Eritrea overflight permit is valid for +72 hours (from their initial requested schedule).

Eritrea Overflight Air Navigation Charges :

  • According To Eritrea Civil Aviation Publication ( Amend AIP-ERITREA Pages : GEN 4.2-1 effective from 01-Mar-2021 )
Air navigation charges are determined on the basis of Maximum Take-Off Weight of the aircraft specified in the Certificate Of Airworthiness.
Weight Of AircraftCharges Description
First to 10,000 lbs100 USD
50,001 to 120,000 lbs125 USD
50,001 to 120,000 lbs175 USD
120,001 to 300,000 lbs200 USD
300,000 lbs and Above 225 USD
  • This above charges levied on all type of overflights operating within, across and to/from Asmara Flight Information region and Search and rescue Region ( Asmara FIR/SRR).

Eritrea Sample Overflight Permits :

The issued overflight permit number must be inserted in Item 18 of your submiting Flight Plan.

  • Sample Permit Format
Eritrea Overflight Permit : ERCAA/1234/2020

How Many Flight Information Regions Exist in Eritrea Airspace :

  • Airspace of Eritrea is currently having one flight information region (FIR).
  • Eritrea FIR ICAO Code is " HHAA "

Who Will Issue Eritrea Overflight Permits :

  • Eritrea Civil Aviation Authority
  • Postal Address : Ministry of Transport and Communications Ministry, P.O. Box 252, Asmara, Eritrea.

Who Handles the Payment of the Air Navigation Bill for Overflights in Eritrea :

  • Eritrea CAA will issue air navigation bill directly to the registered company who submit overflight permit request..

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Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast. It shares borders with Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. The capital city, Asmara, is known for its Italian colonial buildings, like St. Joseph's Cathedral, as well as art deco structures. Italian, Egyptian and Turkish architecture in Massawa reflect the port city's colorful history. Notable buildings here include St. Mariam Cathedral and the Imperial Palace.

  • Asmara
There are two sides to this capital city. The first things you’ll notice are the lovely walking neighbourhoods, street cafes with delicious Italian coffee, dozens of pastry shops, and a slow pace about town. In short, you’ll feel like you’ve just arrived at a small village somewhere in Italy. But the flip side of this beauty includes some harsh economic conditions like power cuts, deserted streets, and slow business. Despite the two extremes, Asmara is one of the most congenial cities that you’re likely to visit in Africa.
  • Massawa
Massawa, about 100 kilometres from Asmara, couldn’t be any more different from the capital if it tried.It’s so much fun to stroll through the streets and alleys, discovering all the small porticoes, arcades, and whitewashed buildings tucked here and there. Much of the city was destroyed in the war for independence, and restoration is a slow process. The town sits right on the coast and the overall vibe here is rather relaxed. Don’t miss the houses made out of coral or the Ottoman bazaar.
  • The Imperial Palace
Overlooking the harbour in Massawa is the Imperial Palace. The original building dated back to the 16th century and was built by a Turk named Osdemir Pasha. The current building was built in the 19th century by Werner Munzinger and was used by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.
  • St Mariam Cathedral
St Mariam Cathedral is an orthodox church in Massawa. This beautiful building includes a lovely mural on the outside of the building that most find incredibly welcoming. Unique to St Mariam is the monument that sits across the street.
  • Senafe
In the south of Eritrea, just on the edge of the highlands, is Senafe. Inhabited primarily by the Tigrinya and Saho people the town is most well-known for the Metera (or Balaw Kalaw) ruins. The site is about ten hectares and has a number of ruins including a 3rd century obelisk. Other popular sites in town include Enda-Tradqan, a monolithic church and the huge stone outcropping found to the south of town.
  • Dahlak Marine National Park
Surrounded by water and located in the Dahlak Archipelago is the Dahlak Marine National Park. This is a dense eco-system largely undisturbed by man. You’ll find turtles, dolphins, manta rays and over 300 species of fish. If you’re a diver, this is your Eritrea destination. Underwater volcanoes have made incredible pumice stone formations and the many shipwrecks around the islands make for one of the most incredible diving experiences you’re like to have.
  • Qohaito
Between Asmara and Senafe is Qohaito, one of the most famous archaeological sites in Eritrea. Here you’ll find the ruins of the Safra’s Dam and King Saba’s palace – dating to the Axumite and pre-Axumite periods. The site was first discovered in the 19th century and excavation began in the 1960’s. Rock art in this area shows us that the area has been inhabited since the 5th century. Close by is Emba Soira, the country’s highest peak.
  • Filfil
Here you’ll find what remains of Eritrea’s tropical forest. This once abundant ‘Green Belt’ is home to a lovely variety of mammals and bird species. It’s surprising to come upon this green area in the middle of an otherwise dry landscape. It’s able to thrive from the escarpment linking the lowlands and highlands.
  • Dankalia
The portion of Dankalia located within Eritrea runs along the coast of the Red Sea for about 500 kilometres. Inland, the area is known as the Danakil depression and is considered to be the hottest place on Earth. It’s also one of the lowest points on Earth’s surface, having sunk over the years to about 400 feet below sea level. The surface is so thin here that lava oozes upward, constantly changing the landscape. The area is dotted with volcanic cones, isolated mountain groups, and deep valleys.
  • Keren
The third largest city is Keren, capital of the Anseba province. This is a pretty town that’s famous for being a quiet and laid back place. You’ll find colourful markets and plenty of ethnic diversity here. It’s located in a valley formed by some of Eritrea’s highest peaks, including Amba, Itaber, Lalamba, and Ziban Mountains. Be sure to check out the Tigu Egyptian fort, dating to the 19th century, the railway station, Sayed Bakri Mausoleum, the 6th century Debre Sina Monastery famous for the cave dwellings there, and St Maryam Deari Chapel.

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